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  • Writer's pictureRuss Newton

Death with Dignity.



To Die with Dignity Intact.


I have known about death with dignity as an end-of-life option for many years. I am a retired physician and know well how pain and suffering can lead to emotional distress among patients and their family members. If one receives a terminal diagnosis, one should have the option to die with some dignity intact.


Peace of Mind

What’s more, giving individuals access to death with dignity can ease their anxiety. As we know from Oregon and other states with assisted-dying laws, a number of patients choose not to use the medication to hasten their death, but the knowledge that is available if the pain becomes unbearable provides great peace of mind.

Dr. Douglas Barnshaw.


My two cents. I have had night terror dreams two times in my life. Once when I was divorced and the second time when I was diagnosed. Both times the dreams were the same. Buried alive and trapped under ground. Always in a tight space. Often upside down. I would wake up screaming and would not go back to sleep. Easy to figure out the meaning. Loss of options and no good choices left. The first dream went away when I dated a another woman. The second dream went away when I decided to check out before I lost all dignity.


From the Sleep Foundation.

Dreams about being trapped, feeling lost with no way out or being unable to move are quite common. Also, you may even experience a dream of being buried alive or that you have lost the ability to scream or breathe.

You may feel that you are faced with no choice in a situation in your waking life,

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Vivian Weber
Vivian Weber
Apr 01, 2022

I copied the photo of the young, female protester holding the "Death with Dignity" sign. I will print the photo and add it to my "Funeral File". Just one more bit of evidence that I know what the hell I want for my body. Thanks, Russ.

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Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Apr 02, 2022
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Vivian,


Thank you. Higher praise I could not receive!


Russ

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Vivian Weber
Vivian Weber
Apr 01, 2022

I definitely wish that Wisconsin had Right to Die Legislation. I hate that my Pet gets more consideration than I do when it comes to death with dignity and love.

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Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Apr 01, 2022
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Scott,


Agree 100%! Crazy we put Spot out of her misery but not Grandma who is suffering a terrible illness with no hope of a cure? And in excruciating pain at the same time. I believe they will look back at this time in the future with horror at what we make people go through at the end of their life. Russ


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